EPA Faces Environmentalists’ Push To Speed Action On Uranium Rule Plans

November 16, 2021
EPA is under pressure from environmentalists to reinstate plans to set strict groundwater protection rules for uranium mining by quickly reversing two controversial Trump-era decisions that ended an ongoing agency rulemaking and handed greater control over the matter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). While EPA says it is reviewing the Trump-era measure axing the rulemaking for groundwater protection standards for uranium in situ leach (ISL) mining, citing President Joe Biden’s Health and Environment Executive Order 13990 -- which calls...

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